Which directory contents I can remove??

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sun Jun 7 11:49:29 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-06-06 at 21:03 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> Normally you don't have to. There is supposed to be cron job that
> deletes files /tmp and /var/tmp that haven't been read or written in a
> while.

Doesn't work here (several computers, configured differently, over quite
a few releases of Fedora), and I don't know why.  I've done the obvious,
of pruning out the /tmp path from things like the make whatis
configuration.  And I don't run any additional filesystem indexing

Merely listing the contents of /tmp in a graphical file browser that
looks at each file, to determine the filetype, will be enough to reset
the access time, and stop tmpwatch from removing temporary files.  But
that doesn't explain why tmpwatch doesn't delete old temporary files on
the boxes that don't have anyone using them.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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